Course

Business and Professional Writing


According to Fortune Magazine, professionals with the best writing skills earn three times more than their least capable peers. This course is designed to improve your skills on how to write effective letters, memos, proposals and other professional documents. It emphasizes planning for audience analysis, effective organization and presentation of information with clarity, simplicity and coherence. Learn the process of writing and the use of concrete tools to improve your business writing. In-class exercises build confidence while homework lets you practice your new skills. The helpful interactive format provides immediate feedback, benefits, and solutions.

Skills Needed: Sound knowledge of English grammar.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Know the 5 C’s of effective communication
  • Know how to compose good-news, bad-news, and persuasive correspondence
  • Know how to prepare and present a proposal
  • Know how to give an effective presentation
  • Use the refresher on grammar rules and know how to use them effectively

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